What’s Open, What’s Closed, What Hours Change for New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day

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Here’s what’s open, closed or has different hours on the last day of 2018 and the first day of 2019:

Monday, Dec 31, 2018 — New Year’s Eve

OPEN

Darien town government offices will be close early at 3 p.m.

Connecticut state offices will be open as usual.

Darien Library is open, but closes early at 5 p.m.

Darien YMCA is open from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Click here for holiday schedules for group fitness and pool times.)

CLOSED

Darien schools won’t reopen until Wednesday, Dec. 2.

The YWCA of Darien-Norwalk will be closed.

GROCERY STORES

Costco — Store open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Pharmacy open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. )

Palmer’s Market — open until 6 p.m.

Stop and Shop — open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Trader Joe’s — open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Whole Foods Market — open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

PHARMACIES

Costco — Pharmacy open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Store open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

CVS — The pharmacy will be open 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. The store  will be open. 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Grieb’s  — open 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Walgreens — The store will be open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. The pharmacy will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Tuesday, Jan. 1 — New Year’s Day

CLOSED

Darien government offices, Connecticut state offices, U.S. government offices, town Dump, Darien schools, Darien Library, Darien YMCA, the YWCA of Darien-Norwalk, the Post Office

PHARMACIES

Costco in Norwalk — closed.

CVS — The pharmacy will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The store will be open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Grieb’s  — open 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Walgreens — The store will be open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. The pharmacy will be closed.

GROCERY STORES

Costco in Norwalk — closed.

Palmer’s Market — closed.

Stop and Shop — open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Trader Joe’s — closed.

Whole Foods Market — open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Transportation

CT TRANSIT

The bus lines in Stamford and Darien will operate on a normal schedule on Monday (except with reduced express service) and on a Sunday schedule on New Year’s Day.

NORWALK TRANSIT DISTRICT

Buses will not operate locally on New Year’s Day, except for the Coastal Link (from Norwalk to Milford), which will operate on a Sunday schedule.

METRO-NORTH

From an announcement by the railroad:

On NEW YEAR’S EVE, Monday, Dec. 31, we will operate a reduced weekday schedule in the morning and evening rush hours.

New Year’s Eve service includes extra inbound late afternoon and early evening service to get you to your party. And there is “overnight” New Year’s morning service that will get you safely home when that party is finally over!

Please remember that drinking alcohol on Metro-North trains and at our stations is banned from noon New Year’s Eve until noon New Year’s Day.(Because there comes a time when the party really is over.)

  • Your first resolution for the New Year should be to buy your tickets in advance: — THOSE OF YOU TAKING OUR EARLY MORNING NEW YEAR SERVICE WILL HAVE YOUR TICKETS COLLECTED PRIOR TO BOARDING TRAINS AT GRAND CENTRAL. — The best way to do that is with MTA eTix.

On New Year’s Day, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, we will operate hourly service on most line segments, and regular weekend service on branch lines.

For details on the holiday schedule, please see a Christmas/New Year’s Holiday Timetable or our Train Time app for details.

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